After the most extensive upgrade in Hurtigruten’s 125 years of history, the small cruise ship Finnmarken will reemerge as a new premium expedition cruise ship.

From 2021 the fully refurbished Finnmarken will explore a variety of destinations along the rugged Norwegian coastline on year-round expedition cruises.

‘She is to be transformed into a full-fledged premium expedition cruise ship, with all the comforts, facilities and expertise for creating a perfect adventure’, Hurtigruten CEO Daniel Skjeldam says.

The keel-to-mast upgrade will bring several new features to the ship. Some of the highlights include Substantially upgraded, low-emission engines, complying with all known and upcoming regulations, installment of shore-power connectivity and preparing her for future battery pack installation.

All cabins and suites will be fully refurbished. Using natural Scandinavian materials such as granite, oak, birch and wool, this will create a relaxed and stylish look and feel, and add to the premium on-board experience.

On deck 8 aft, in the current gym and sauna area, five large suites with large panoramic windows and spectacular views will be added.

Restaurant Aune, Hurtigruten’s new expedition cruise main restaurant concept, will offer informal dining, and serve breakfast, lunch and dinner based on a Scandinavian identity.

Restaurant Lindstrøm, a specialty restaurant named after the favorite chef of the Norwegian polar heroes, will be added. Lindstrøm will be an upper premium fine dining restaurant with strong roots in traditional Norwegian cooking that are contrasted with modern cuisine.